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Winning Grants in Wisconsin


After beer, cows, and the Green Bay Packers, the Badger State has made itself known for its rapidly expanding biomedical research programs. Awarded more than $370 million in 2007 in NIH grants covering both academic and industry-based projects, Wisconsin is now well funded to explore scientific research in the wide-ranging areas of genomics, informatics, and biomarker discovery.

To compile the chart below, GT culled NIH’s grants-by-state database to find awards clearly related to disciplines under the systems biology umbrella, and for the sake of space, selected those with the most funding. This list is not comprehensive.

John Markley
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Specialized Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics

Howard Jacob
Medical College of Wisconsin
Knock-Out Rats for Physiological Genomics

Howard Jacob
Medical College of Wisconsin
Rat Genome Database 

George Phillips
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Research Training for Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine

William Dove
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Genes Controlling Neoplasia of the Intestinal Epithelium

Francesco Cerrina
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Light-Directed Synthesis of Genes and Other Biomolecules

Catherine McCarty
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Genome-Wide Study of Cataract and Low HDL in the Personalized Medicine Research Project

David Schwartz
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Institutional Training Grant in the Genomic Sciences

Mark Sager
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer Prevention: Biomarkers of Preclinical AD

Christopher Bradfield
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Biochemistry and Genetics of Hepatocarcinogenesis

Alan Attie
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Genetic Mapping of Networks Associated with Beta-cell D*

Ahmed Kissebah
Medical College of Wisconsin
Candidate Genes Affecting Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome

Robert Landick
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Structure/Function of Transcription Complex RNA Hairpins

Mari Palta
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Cohort Registry of Type 1 Diabetes

Richard Gourse
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Mechanism, Activation, and Control of rRNA Transcription

Thomas Record
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Large-Scale Conformational Changes in Regulation of Transcription Initiation

Alan Attie
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
The Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes

Frederick Blattner
Scarab Genomics
Clean-Genome Vaccines Against Biodefense Agents

William Engels
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
DNA Repair and Aging in Drosophila

Maryanne Watt
Mirus Bio
Efficient Labeling of MicroRNA for Microarray Analysis

Thomas William Schoenfeld
Improved DNA Polymerases for Genomic Sequencing

Lloyd Smith
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
SNP Analysis by Surface Invasive Cleavage on DNA Arrays

David Schwartz
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Single Molecule Genome Analysis of Oligodendroglioma

Bryce Nelson
Gentel Biosciences
Rapid and Inexpensive Biochip-Based Allergy Testing

Paul Ahlquist
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Gene Functions and Molecular Genetics of RNA Viruses

Ronald Godiska
High Fidelity Genomic Cloning and Amplification

Polly Newcomb
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Medications, Genetic Variability, and Breast Cancer

Ann Palmenberg
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Cardioviral Proteases and Comparative Genome Structure

Frederick Blattner
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Development of Advanced BAC Library Technology

Michael Gould
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Secreted Proteins as Breast Cancer Prevention Markers

Timothy Yoshino
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Functional Genomics of Molluscan Schistosome Development

Barry Ganetzky
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope for Genetic Research

Howard Jacob
Medical College of Wisconsin
Physiological Genomics of Hypertensive Renal Disease

Marvin Wickens
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Function of 3’ UTRs

Justin Starren
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Managing Large Complex Data Streams/Outpatient Practice

Jude Shavlik
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
Machine Learning and Visualization in Structural Biology

Hans Herweijer
Mirus Bio
Targeting of siRNAs, Genes, and Drugs to Cancer Cells

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